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3 Benefits of Getting a Smaller RV

3 Benefits of Getting a Smaller RV

When most people think of buying an RV, a big camper or trailer comes to mind. You probably think of the stereotypical rig you see in movies and television shows that can comfortably haul an extended family.

But, there’s so much more offered within the RV industry that often gets overlooked. If you have a smaller family, you’re a retired couple looking to snowbird down south, or you just want a little rig to go camping with your friends, there are plenty of options for you.

In fact, depending on your needs, getting a smaller RV can be quite beneficial.

Not convinced? Let’s look at a few of those benefits, and why bigger isn’t always better.

1. It’s Easier to Drive

If the idea of driving a large RV intimidates you, you’re definitely not alone. Plus, if you’re investing in your own rig, you want to feel comfortable behind the wheel instead of overwhelmed.

Smaller models are easier to maneuver almost anywhere. You won’t feel as stressed when you’re driving in the city. You won’t feel as nervous driving through mountains. As a bonus, you might even find it’s easier to park at your favorite campground since many of them feature more “short” parking areas.

2. It’s More Cost-Effective

As you might expect, a smaller RV or camper isn’t going to cost as much as a larger counterpart. But, that’s only the beginning when it comes to how it can save you money. You won’t be using as much fuel, so you’ll spend less at the pump. Plus, when you’re not using your rig, it’s cheaper to store a smaller model than a larger one.

Many people who go for a smaller option end up choosing a camper or travel trailer. That can also save you money since most models today are fairly lightweight. They can be pulled by almost any truck or SUV, so you don’t have to worry about how you’re going to tow or get any special equipment to make it happen.

Finally, maintenance will cost less. Granted, there are some issues that will be expensive to fix on any rig. But, for general upkeep and small problems, you can expect to pay less with your mechanic if you’ve got a smaller RV.

3. It Encourages an Outdoor Lifestyle

Big, luxurious RVs are great. They can keep you comfortable and keep the whole family occupied on long drives. But, if you’re a camping enthusiast or you want your family to experience more of what nature has to offer, smaller might be better.

That isn’t to say small RVs aren’t comfortable. But, nature won’t have to compete with oversized couches and full entertainment systems when you have one. As a result, you’ll be able to encourage whoever you’re traveling with to spend more time in nature at your campsite and less time inside.

It’s important to consider your needs as well as your goals for purchasing an RV. When you take a look at what you really want a rig to give you, deciding the right size becomes a lot easier. But, don’t assume that you have to buy into the stereotype of a bigger model. By giving it some thought, you might just find that smaller is better for your adventures. 

Aug 16th 2021 Stacey Koziel

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